Berlin. The world seems to love you but I’m not quite sure why. I went, once, and the two of us had a pretty good time. Your Christmas Markets glittered, your Currywurst tickled me pink and the history from your Wall (and the years that surrounded it) seeped deep into my soul. I was tired, almost broken. Searching for missing pieces and finding them in your winter heavy rain.
But I can’t help but notice that others talk about you in a very different way.
“I love Berlin,” they gush whenever I mention your name. “It’s such an exciting city.”
In dazzling Toronto, the folk who represent T.dot sighed and told me “We want Toronto to be like Berlin. A place people can’t wait to go to.”
It’s unsettling. Rather like finding out that kid you went to school with now works with Brad Pitt and George Clooney. (Only joking and sorry to disappoint. I have no such school friend…as far as I know.)
So, over to you, dear readers. I have a day and a half in Berlin next week – and I’m wondering what I should do.
Where should I go?
Where can I find the glitz, glamour, funk, fun, excitement and energy that you all seem to talk about in this cold German capital?
Go on. Let me in on the secret. What makes Berlin special to you?
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Disclosure: this trip will be sponsored by British Airways. As ever, what I write will be up to me.